FIVEOpening the Windows

Karl and I were rushing to gas up a rental car before returning it to the airport. We forgot to calculate the trip to the gas station into the time needed to catch our flight. Luckily, we found a station on the way. His job was to fill the tank, mine was to pay. I pressed the appropriate keys under the screen at the pump and inserted my credit card. Nothing happened. I tried again. Nothing happened. I acted as I typically do when handling uncooperative electronics—I jammed my card into the slot multiple times while cursing at it. Before I could determine my next step, Karl leaped to my side and began giving me instructions on how to insert the card correctly. Because I am a smart and resourceful woman, my brain reacted ...

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